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The Toy Soldier Factory is a live factory that produces 'Prince August' hobby casting moulds and metal miniatures. Hobby casting moulds are hard rubber moulds that you can pour low temperature metals like pewter into and they form miniatures when cool. Our gift shop has both unpainted and painted metal miniatures as well as starter kits for moulds and accessories. You can use our moulds at home within minutes.

Our visitor center has an extensive shop but we also host workshops that allow you to select from a wide array of miniatures, from fairies, elves, santa claus, soldiers and even monsters. Our staff will cast that figure in front of your eyes and you can paint it in our spacious workshop area. Prebooking online is required to allow us to comply with social distancing rules.

You can book a table with a small deposit and pay the remainder when you arrive. The deposit will cover the cost of a single basic workshop for one person.

Workshops can take over an hour and you get to keep your finished souvenir.

Our factory is well sign posted from the main rood and is nestled in the center of the village of Kilnamartyra. We do offer refreshments to visitors as well as free wifi and parking. There is no entrance fee for visiting us.

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